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Weekend Box Office: “Zootopia” Sets Disney Animation Record, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” Bombs

Zootopia [Official Disney Studios Poster]

In addition to dominating the weekend box office in the US, “Zootopia” set an opening weekend record for a Walt Disney Animation Studio release.
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Per studio estimates, the film earned approximately $73.7 million in its first weekend of release at the US box office. More than three times that of the weekend’s runner-up (“London Has Fallen,” $21.7 million), the count edges the $67.4 million posted by “Frozen” in its first weekend of wide release.

In terms of first weekends, period, the Disney Animation record previously belonged to “Big Hero 6.” It debuted with $56.2 million.

After multiple weeks on top, “Deadpool” slips to #3 behind “Zootopia” and “London Has Fallen” on this week’s chart. Its weekend gross of $16.4 million does, however, bring the film’s cume past the $300 million mark. Now in its fourth weekend, “Deadpool” has earned $311.2 million in the US.

New release “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” takes #4 with a disappointing $7.6 million, while “Gods Of Egypt” grabs #5 on the strength of $5.0 million.

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Written by Dolph Malone

Dolph Malone is a senior editor for Headline Planet and a key contributor to the music and television sectors of the publication.

An avid pop culture spectator, Dolph also helms Headline Planet's social media reporting. He, specifically, covers entertainment stories that are breaking in the key social networks.

Contact Dolph at dolph.malone[at]headlineplanet.com.

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